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"Mile of Silence" and Iowa Bicycle Coalition Petition Brings Awareness to Fatal Bike Crashes

“Mile of Silence” and Iowa Bicycle Coalition Petition Brings Awareness to Fatal Bike Crashes

There have now been eight people that died in bicycle deaths on Iowa's roads and trails. Eight is double the number from 2015 and the highest total since 2010. ...

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RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #10: The RIGHT Condition

RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #10: The RIGHT Condition

This is my final article on RIDE RIGHT before the big ride. Ironically, the big tip is “Get yourself in good physical shape.” We start riding on Sunday, ...

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RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #9: The RIGHT Attention

RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #9: The RIGHT Attention

It isn’t easy to concentrate for seven days of bicycle riding with 10,000 or more people, but you have to. There are all kinds of things to pay attention ...

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RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #8: The RIGHT Attitude

RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #8: The RIGHT Attitude

Having the Right Attitude can go a long way when riding on RAGBRAI. You need to be considerate of others on the ride, as well as being predictable as ...

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RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #7: The RIGHT Abilities

RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #7: The RIGHT Abilities

Everyone has limits to their abilities. Riding with the RIGHT abilities means you should consider any impairments that could affect your safety, like alcohol consumption, medications or physical conditions, ...

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Iowa Bicycle Coalition Launches Campaign to End Fatal Bike Crashes in Iowa

Iowa Bicycle Coalition Launches Campaign to End Fatal Bike Crashes in Iowa

This week, the Iowa Bicycle Coalition is launching a campaign to end fatal bike crashes in Iowa. It starts with a petition drive demanding Iowa government start working to end ...

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RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #6: The RIGHT Frame of Mind

Each year I have a few friends that want to ride RAGBRAI for the first time. They seek advice on training and logistics. It is really hard to ...

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4th Annual granGABLE Brings New Excitement to Johnson County

4th Annual granGABLE Brings New Excitement to Johnson County

For the fourth consecutive year, the granGABLE powered by Scheels will come to the Iowa City area as cyclists from all over the Hawkeye state (and beyond) will challenge themselves ...

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RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #2:  The RIGHT Gear

RIDE RIGHT SAFETY TIP #2: The RIGHT Gear

Almost all RAGBRAI riders will agree that a helmet is an essential piece of equipment that every rider needs. A helmet will protect your brain if you are involved ...

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Bacon Biking Fever Returns!

Bacon Biking Fever Returns!

Ride for El Cured! The third annual BACooN Ride - the world's best bacon biking event - will be Saturday, June 18.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • A big thanks to nuun hydration for supporting RAGBRAI

    A big thanks to nuun for supporting RAGBRAI and keeping riders hydrated this summer!

  • Thank you to TransIowa Equipment

    Thank you to TransIowa Equipment for helping keep the #RAGBRAI towns clean every day!

  • Thanks Jamis!

    Just wanted to thank Jamis Bikes for supporting #RAGBRAI this summer. This is the 3rd year Jamis has brought a fleet of bikes to Iowa.

  • Thanks Bianchi!

    Just wanted to thank Bianchi for their continued support of #RAGBRAI every summer by bringing their demo team to Iowa!

  • RAGBRAI Web Store Now Open!

    The RAGBRAI Web Store is NOW OPEN!

  • RAGBRAI Training: Now that RAGBRAI is Over for Another Year, What Should You Do?

    Well, RAGBRAI came and went, and I hope you were well prepared and had a great time. Hopefully you learned something to do better for next year.

  • Adventure Traveler's Video Captures the Essence of RAGBRAI

    Check out this great ‪‎RAGBRAI‬ video from Ryan Van Duzer, who travels the world and creating content aimed at inspiring people to hit the road.

  • Congratulations to the Dream Team on Another Great Year!

    The Dream Team uses the power of a bicycle to assist youth in developing a positive approach to life’s challenges.

  • Congratulations to Grace from Shenandoah for Winning the 2016 RAGBRAI Kid’s Art Contest

    This year’s winner of the RAGBRAI Kid’s Art Contest is 9 year old Grace from Shenandoah. Grace’s artwork depicted the local theme in Shenandoah of “Peace, Love, Ride”

  • Good and bad luck of another unforgettable RAGBRAI

    Amid tragedy and serendipity, you can't make this stuff up.

Latest Videos

  • Take a look back on all the fun moments the Des Moines Register staff captured on video during RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Riders brave the swinging bridge in Columbus Junction.

  • Winds remain out of the northeast for Saturday and with partly sunny skies, highs will hold in the lower 80s. The weekend looks dry for the most part, perfect for those finishing up Ragbrai or maybe heading out to the Indianola Balloon Classic.

  • Omaha-based Team Pump's bus is one of the most colorful, and oldest, team buses currently operating in RAGBRAI.

  • Hal Colliver has been collecting signs since 1973. Its a hobby of his he loves to share with others who often stop by to look at his barn.

  • Teresa Condon and Tracy Henriksen have fun in their infant costumes.

  • Riders take over Wooden Wheel Vineyard

  • The complete century ride, including the Karras Loop, from Leon to Centerville on RAGBRAI 2016.

  • Lyle Dumont has built and rebuilt enough model trains and full size tractors to fill 30,000 square feet of space. Take a look around his collections

  • \u0022The best part of this job is hearing all the thank-yous,\u0022 Iowa State Patrol trooper says.

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